New | 246D Skid Steer Loader

The Cat 246D Skid Steer Loader, with its radial lift design, delivers impressive mid-lift reach and excellent digging performance with outstanding drawbar power.

Engine ModelCat C3.3B DIT (Turbo)
Net Flywheel Power72.9 hp
Gross Power74.3 hp
Gross Power SAE J199574.3 hp
Net Power EEC ISO 924973.7 hp
Net Power SAE 134972.9 hp
Displacement203.0 in3
Stroke4.7 in
Bore3.7 in
Operating Specifications
Rated Operating Capacity2150.0 lb
Rated Operating Capacity w/Optional Counterweight2400.0 lb
Tipping Load4300.0 lb
Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder7355.0 lb
Operating Weight7424.0 lb
Wheelbase49.2 in
Length w/Bucket on Ground146.0 in
Length w/o Bucket117.8 in
Height to Top of Cab83.1 in
Vehicle Width over Tires66.0 in
Max Overall Height158.7 in
Bucket Pin Height at Max Lift124.2 in
Bucket Pin Height at Carry Pos.7.9 in
Reach at Max Lift and Dump23.6 in
Clearance at Max Lift and Dump97.1 in
Ground Clearance8.9 in
Departure Angle26°
Bumper Overhang - Rear Axle42.6 in
Maximum Dump Angle39°
Turn Radius from Ctr - Rear71.2 in
Turn Radius from Ctr - Coupler55.2 in
Turn Radius from Ctr - Bucket85.9 in
Max. Reach w/Arms-Parallel54.6 in
Rack Back Angle at Max Height98°
Hydraulic System
Hydraulic FlowHigh Flow XPS
Loader Hydraulic Pressure4061.0 psi
Loader Hydraulic Flow32.0 gal/min
Hydraulic Power (calculated)76.0 hp
ROPSISO 3471:2008
FOPSISO 3449:2005 Level I
FOPS Level IIISO 3449:2005 Level II
Power Train
Travel Speed Forward7.7 mph
Travel Speed Reverse7.7 mph
Travel Speed Forward - 2-Speed Option11.0 mph
Service Refill Capacities
Chain box, each side3.3 gal
Cooling System3.7 gal
Engine Crankcase3.0 gal
Fuel Tank24.8 gal
Hydraulic System13.7 gal
Hydraulic Tank10.3 gal

Industry leading sealed and pressurized cab option provides a cleaner and quieter operating environment with excellent work tool visibility. Available high-back, heated, air ride seat with seat mounted adjustable joystick controls makes the D Series the industry leader in operator comfort.

High performance power train provides maximum performance and production capability through the Electronic Torque Management system, optional two speed travel and an industry exclusive electronic hand/foot throttle with decel pedal capability. Electronically controlled Cat C3.3B engine provides high horsepower and torque while meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final (EU Stage IIIB) emission standards. High Flow XPS hydraulic system is available for applications that demand maximum hydraulic work tool performance.

Cat “Intelligent Leveling” system (ILEV) provides industry leading technology, integration and optional features such as dual direction self level, work tool return to dig and work tool positioner. Speed Sensitive Ride Control option improves operation on rough terrain, enabling better load retention, increased productivity and greater operator comfort. Broad range of performance matched Cat Work Tools makes the Cat Skid Steer Loader the most versatile machine on the job site.

Maximize machine capability and control with optional Advanced Display providing on-screen adjustments for implement response, hystat response and creep control. The display also features multi-language functionality with customizable layouts, security system and rearview camera.

Ground level access to all daily service and routine maintenance points helps reduce machine downtime for greater productivity.

  • 12 volt Electrical System
  • 80 ampere Alternator
  • Ignition Key Start/Stop Switch
  • Lights: Gauge Backlighting, Two Rear Tail Lights, Two Adjustable Front and Rear Halogen Lights, Dome Light
  • Backup Alarm
  • Heavy Duty Battery, 880 CCA
  • Gauges: Fuel Level, Hour Meter
  • Operator Warning System Indicators: Air Filter Restriction, Alternator Output, Armrest Raised/Operator Out of Seat, Engine Coolant Temperature, Engine Oil Pressure, Glow Plug Activation, Hydraulic Filter Restriction, Hydraulic Oil Temperature, Parking Brake Engaged, Engine Emission System
  • Adjustable Vinyl Seat
  • Fold In Ergonomic Contoured Armrest
  • Control Interlock System, when operator leaves seat or armrest raised: Hydraulic System Disables, Hydrostatic Transmission Disables, Parking Brake Engages
  • ROPS Cab, Open, Tilt Up
  • FOPS, Level I
  • Top and Rear Windows
  • Floor Mat
  • Interior Rearview Mirror
  • 12 volt Electric Socket
  • Horn
  • Hand (Dial) Throttle, Electronic
  • Adjustable Joystick Controls
  • Anti-theft Security System with 6-button Keypad
  • Storage Compartment with Netting
  • Cat C3.3B, Turbo Diesel Engine, Meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final (EU Stage IIIB) Emission Standards
  • Air Cleaner, Dual Element, Radial Seal
  • S·O·SSM Sampling Valve, Hydraulic Oil
  • Filters, Cartridge-type, Hydraulic
  • Filters, Cartridge-type, Fuel and Water Separator
  • Radiator/Hydraulic Oil Cooler (side-by-side)
  • Spring Applied, Hydraulically Released Parking Brakes
  • Hydrostatic Transmission
  • Four Wheel Chain Drive
  • Engine Enclosure, Lockable
  • Extended Life Antifreeze, –36° C (–33° F)
  • Machine Tie Down Points (6)
  • Support, Lift Arm
  • Hydraulic Oil Level Sight Gauge
  • Radiator Coolant Level Sight Gauge
  • Radiator, Expansion Bottle
  • Cat ToughGuard™ Hose
  • Auxiliary, Hydraulics, Continuous Flow
  • Heavy Duty, Flat Faced Quick Disconnects with Integrated Pressure Release
  • Split D-Ring to Route Work Tool Hoses Along Side of Left Lift Arm
  • Electrical Outlet, Beacon
  • Belly Pan Cleanout
  • Variable Speed Demand Fan
  • Hydraulics, Standard or High Flow XPS
  • Quick Coupler, Mechanical or Electric
  • Seat Belt, 50 mm (2 in) or 75 mm (3 in)
  • Power Train: One Speed, One Speed with Ride Control, Two Speed or Two Speed with Ride Control
    • Performance Package H1: Standard Flow Hydraulics (No Self Level)
    • Performance Package H2: Standard Flow Hydraulics, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
    • Performance Package H3: High Flow XPS, Dual Direction Electronic Self Level (Raise and Lower), Electronic Snubbing (Raise and Lower)
    • Open ROPS (C0): Static Seat (No Foot Throttle, Headliner, Heater or Door)
    • Open ROPS (C1): Foot Throttle, Headliner, Cup Holder, and choice of Seat (Mechanical Suspension or High Back, Heated, Air Ride Seat) (No Heater or Door)
    • Enclosed ROPS with Heater (C2): Foot Throttle, Headliner, Heater and Defroster, Side Windows, Cup Holder, Radio Ready, choice of Seat (Mechanical Suspension or High Back, Heated, Air Ride Seat) and Door (Glass or Polycarbonate)
    • Enclosed ROPS with A/C (C3): C2 + Air Conditioner







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